Joseph A. Richard Jr.

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  • "I'm proud to call you uncle. I will cherish all of the many..."
    - TJ Prescott-Withee
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    - Tamra Jenness
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    - Kathy Mattingly
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Joseph A. Richard Jr.
1945 - 2018
CLINTON – Joseph Alfred Richard Jr., 72, died Jan. 7, 2018, at an Augusta hospital, with his family by his side.
He was born July 9, 1945, in Jay, the son of Joseph and Erma (Perkins) Richard Sr. Joseph was a U.S. Marine and spent time in Vietnam and Okinawa. After returning to Maine, he worked as a laborer and forklift operator for many local businesses, such as Ethan Allen, Pride Mfg., Edward's Company, construction and truck driving.
Joseph had the biggest heart and was not a materialistic man. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, puzzles, and playing poker. He lived his life to the fullest, the way he wanted to live it, with a smile on his face loving life. He recently accepted the Lord into his heart. Joseph will be sadly missed by many.
He is survived by two children, Holly-Jo, and husband George Murdock, of Unity; and Joseph A. Richard III, of South Bend, Ind.; three sisters, Sherry, and husband Frank Prescott, of Clinton; Nancy Richard, of Waterville; and Bonnie, and husband Sidney Maltese, of Jesup, Ga; grandchildren, Matthew and Amanda Cowette, and Shelby Murdock, all of Unity; many very special nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, adopted family; and close friend, E. T. Elissa Nelson.
He was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters, Ernest and Paul Richard, Barbara Hendrix, and Eleanor Mahon.
A Celebration of Life will be held from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Sebasticook Lodge #146 Masonic Hall, 1136 Main St., Clinton. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences:


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Published in Central Maine on Jan. 10, 2018